Opinion: Rep. Schiff: Deeply Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Part of Voting Rights Act

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Battle Royale at Nigeria Bankers Games

first_imgAction continues this weekend as tennis players take to the court at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Court, Onikan.In the concluded events, First Bank claimed gold in men’s singles and doubles, while Fidelity Bank won gold in the female category of table tennis.Fidelity Bank picked the gold medal in the men’s category, just as EcoBank were champions in the female category of the scrabble event. Union Bank also defended their title in chess, while FCMB stole the show in the female category.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It will be battle royale this weekend as the on-going Nigeria Bankers Games has entered its crucial stage at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba and the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.In the football event, battle for the semi-finals ticket will get tougher as Sterling Bank battles First Bank, while Fidelity Bank and Union Bank for the semi-finals in Group B on Saturday.FCMB joined UBA in the semi-final after bashing EcoBank by three nil in Group A of the championship.last_img read more

The 50 Greatest Dodgers of the 2010s: #44, Javy Guerra

first_imgAs Dodgers, Guerra (and Broxton) finished the decade with 29 saves each. Jansen is first with 301. Guerra, however, is the Dodgers’ only closer of the last decade who also won a World Series ring. How’s that for a trivia answer?-J.P.Editor’s note: Thanks for reading the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.The 50 Greatest Dodgers of the 2010s: #45, Kyle FarmerThe 50 Greatest Dodgers of the 2010s: #43, Andrew Toles Editor’s note: This is the Nov. 14, 2019 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Javy Guerra has had a delightfully weird career. He’s had two careers, really. Drafted in 2004 out of high school (by Paul DePodesta), Guerra slowly rose through the Dodgers’ system as a starter, then a reliever. By May 2011, he was closing games for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Two months later, he was closing games for the Los Angeles Dodgers.If we pause this story right there, Guerra looks like a bullpen pillar for the next great Dodger team of the 2010s. That didn’t pan out, of course. The “how” and the “why” are worth retelling. It’s a minor blip on the full-decade radar, but we’re teetering on the verge of “can’t tell the story of the decade without this guy” territory. Guerra is one of those guys ― or, as close as you can get to being one of those guys without actually being one of those guys.As I scan my master list of the Top 50 players, I see the names of quite a few “transitional” figures. Take Nick Punto (#48). He represents the transition from the light-hitting, all-heart-and-hustle utilitymen of eras past to guys like Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernández ― utility players to be sure, but also players capable of a 3-WAR/20-homer season. Guerra represents the transition from Eric Gagne, Jonathan Broxton, and every closer before Kenley Jansen to the greatest closer in franchise history. It was a fun little transition. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In his fifth career appearance, on May 24, 2011, Guerra recorded his first career save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Houston. (The box score from that game is a precious gem in a mine of name-drops.) Jansen had blown a save the night before. Don Mattingly’s other options to close were Mike MacDougal (too old), Rubby De La Rosa (too young), Matt Guerrier, Ramon Troncoso and Scott Elbert (not good enough).If Guerra seized the closer’s job by default, he kept it on merit. He finished his rookie year with 21 saves in 23 chances. At the time, only 30 men had converted more saves as a rookie, including one Dodger (Takashi Saito). Guerra began the 2012 season as the team’s closer, though his job was not as secure as you might expect. Ten different pitchers received save opportunities in spring training, and none of them were named Javy Guerra ― or Kenley Jansen, for that matter.Maybe Guerra needed the practice. Three weeks into the 2012 season, he lost the closer’s job for good. The downfall was swift and spectacular. On April 25, Guerra allowed three runs on five consecutive singles (one to an old Chipper Jones, another to a young Jason Heyward) in a 4-2 loss to the Braves. His record fell to 1-3. His ERA rose to 5.59. Jansen converted the first of his 25 saves two days later, and the rest is history. By August, Guerra was back in Triple-A.Thus began the second act of Javy Guerra’s career, as a teammate-collecting journeyman middle reliever. He underwent shoulder surgery in the 2012-13 off-season. He reported to spring training somewhat less than fully recovered. He was optioned to Triple-A again, and immediately irked Dodgers officials by asking Twitter for recommendations for a good time in Las Vegas. (Really.)Guerra spent most of the 2013 season back in Triple-A. He was designated for assignment in March 2014, just before the Dodgers left for Sydney, Australia. While Jansen began mowing down the franchise record for saves, Guerra bounced from the Dodgers to the White Sox, then the Angels, then the Marlins, then the Blue Jays, then the Nationals. If Guerra hadn’t spent his rookie season closing for a marquee franchise, his would be a forgettable career. Somehow, the 2011 season happened. The passage of time makes it all the more remarkable.last_img read more